The Mission of the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project is to improve quality of life through introducing youth to educational enrichment opportunities in Arts, Athletics and Academics as well as provide financial support where needed.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
We do this through bridging students to an experience beyond the classroom or bringing mentors into the classroom. We support this by building or providing educational tools that can be used to enhance the classroom experience.
The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project underwrites classroom presentations from experts in their fields. Currently we have these wonderful presenters available.
- Real Stories – Professional skier, Warren Miller Athlete and filmmaker Chris Anthony
- Music – Fusions Strings Group SPINPHONY
- Fun Fiction for little kids – Children’s author Laura Kristi Cronin
- Snow Science – “The Glide Project” with Avalanche Educator Kelli Rohrig and team *
- offers age-appropriate avalanche education and snow science curriculum for youth who wish to learn more about our natural winter environment.
- Mountain communities only *
Chris Anthony’s Classroom Presentations to choose from:
• Peer Pressure and Group Think
• Documentary film, “Climb to Glory” – the story behind the WWII 10th Mountain Division.
• A geographical journey around the planet utilizing his adventures with the Warren Miller Ent.
CHRIS ANTHONY’S MOTIVATION FOR THE PROJECT
Chris Anthony grew up with a learning disability. Surrounded with the discipline of sport and wonderful mentors, he found the perseverance to develop a skill-set that gave him the confidence and foundation to move beyond the dyslexia and in a direction that allowed him to find a sense of self. As an adult looking back he realizes the importance of mentors and finding a passion.
Since becoming a Project of Colorado Nonprofit Development Center in 2013 the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project has reached over 30,000 students since 1998 Chris Anthony has reached well over 70,000 students through various out reach programs leading up to the creation of the Youth Project.